Vietnamese citizens prepare to board at Japan's Narita Airport on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo
ĐÀ NẴNG — Ninety-nine pregnant women were among 343 Vietnamese nationals returning from Japan on Friday.
The passengers included IT experts, children, old people, students, trainees with expired visas and labour contracts from different localities. They were tested and immediately quarantined upon arrival.
The flight, operated by Vietnam Airlines in collaboration with the Việt Nam Embassy to Japan and other ministries, departed from Narita international airport in Tokyo and landed at Đà Nẵng International Airport on Friday afternoon.
Aside from 138 IT experts who will be isolated at Samgrand Hotel in Đà Nẵng City, the remaining citizens will be quarantined for two weeks at a military camp in Quảng Nam Province.
Under the Prime Minister’s directions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport, domestic agencies and Vietnam’s overseas representative agencies have arranged a number of flights to bring Vietnamese citizens home.
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On the basis of the pandemic’s developments in the country and the world, citizens’ aspirations and local quarantine capacity, more flights are set to be conducted in the coming time to repatriate Vietnamese citizens.
On the same day, three COVID-19 patients returning from Russia were given the all-clear. These patients were under treatment at Hà Nội-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Hải Dương Province Hospital for Tropical Diseases. They will be in isolation for the next 14 days.
Việt Nam reported no new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, marking the 50th straight day without community transmission, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases remained at 328 including 307 recoveries, accounting for 93.5 per cent, and no deaths.
Việt Nam’s most seriously ill COVID-19 patient's lungs have recovered by 50 per cent, doctors said on Thursday. On Wednesday, the patient was taken off life support (ECMO) and his vital stats remain stable so far. — VNS